Lamar County, AL

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2022 Population
13,885
0.316% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.897% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
5.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,565
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$108,200
5.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lamar County, AL had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $49,565. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lamar County, AL declined from 13,929 to 13,885, a −0.316% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,324 to $49,565, a 14.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%), Other (Hispanic) (0.411%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.353%).

None of the households in Lamar County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Lamar County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lamar County, AL was $108,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.7%.

Most people in Lamar County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamar County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lamar County, AL is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.67% of Lamar County, AL residents were born outside of the country (93 people).

In 2022, there were 7.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Lamar County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 273 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Lamar County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lamar County, AL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 46
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 152
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    273 ± 141
0.547%
Hispanic Population
76 people

In 2022, there were 7.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Lamar County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 273 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.547% of the people in Lamar County, AL are hispanic (76 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lamar County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
93 people
0.696%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
97 people

As of 2022, 0.67% of Lamar County, AL residents (93 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lamar County, AL was 0.696%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    237 ± 84
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    180 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    76 ± 77

Lamar County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lamar County, AL employs 5.38k people. The largest industries in Lamar County, AL are Manufacturing (1,620 people), Retail Trade (604 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (584 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,250), Educational Services ($47,651), and Utilities ($47,000).

Occupations

5.38k
2022 Value
± 500
0.938%
1 Year growth
± 12.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lamar County, AL grew at a rate of 0.938%, from 5.33k employees to 5.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamar County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,212 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (574 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (504 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamar County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.38k
2022 Value
± 500
0.938%
1 Year growth
± 12.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lamar County, AL grew at a rate of 0.938%, from 5.33k employees to 5.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamar County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,620 people), Retail Trade (604 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (584 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamar County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Lamar County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,425
Median earning men ± $3,234
$32,406
Median earning women ± $5,148

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($96,518), Public Administration ($62,596), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,783).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($44,228), Construction ($41,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,214).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 90
    Manufacturing
  2. 62
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 58
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lamar County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 85.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.6%), followed by Other (0.57%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lamar County, AL was $108,200 in 2022, which is 0.384 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,100 to $108,200, a 5.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Lamar County, AL is 74.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lamar County, AL have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lamar County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$108,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,992
$3,858
Median Property Taxes
±$389

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lamar County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lamar County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.7%
Homeownership
2022
59.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.7% of the housing units in Lamar County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302
  2. Census Tract 300

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Household Income

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$49,565
Median Household Income
± $4,483
5.17k
Number of Households
± 498

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.17k households in Lamar County, AL grew to $49,565 from the previous year's value of $43,324.

The following chart displays the households in Lamar County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lamar County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.02%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.39%)

In 2022, 86.5% of workers in Lamar County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.02%) and those who worked at home (3.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamar County, AL have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Lamar County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lamar County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lamar County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamar County, AL (2.11k out of 13.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lamar County, AL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Lamar County, AL has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.83%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
2.87%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamar County, AL grew by 10.1% from 7.12% to 7.83%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.4% in Lamar County, AL.

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